leptocephalus

noun lep·to·ceph·a·lus \ ˌlep-tə-ˈse-fə-ləs \

Definition of leptocephalus

plural leptocephali play \ˌlep-tə-ˈse-fə-ˌlī, -ˌlē\
: a long thin small-headed transparent pelagic first larva of various eels

Origin and Etymology of leptocephalus

New Latin, from Greek leptos + kephalē head — more at cephalic


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